Monday, November 30, 2009

Hybrid advent calendar

I just finished this great easy project! I used the advent template from MKC at the digichick...and jbarrette's woodland winter kit....and I came up with this!

You design and print the top and then there is a back where you write your note for that day. Use an exacto knife to cut the doors open and then glue it together to look like this...

You can see the one door is open here.....isn't that sweet!! And just in time as tomorrow is the 1st!!!!

I also did this layout the other day.....I knew I wanted to get my journaling down about this event right I snapped that pic and did it up!! That's what is great about digi scrapping!!

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy thanksgiving a day late!!

No time to post yesterday...but hope your turkey day was filled with blessings! I have so much to be thankful for but at the top of the list is God's grace and love!! I did this layout of Psalm 100 yesterday while contemplating all God has done and is continuing to do for me!! Thank you Jesus!!

I also just did this one for the scraplift over at the digichick....a Christmas Photo from last year....hard to believe this year is passed already and we are on the verge of a new one...I need to finish scrappin last Christmas....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This first layout is for the scraplift challenge over at the digichick....I love this pic of Christopher!

This next layout is for 52 sketches...week #47 is up and it is a good one....I used the new studio calico kit and ran coffeshops denim action on the's the first time I've used it and I really like it!! More cute pics of Caleb....I swear this kid does not take a bad pic!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is a scrappy one!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Challenge up at Log Your Memory!

I used a great free template and word art that are available for download over at Log Your Memory! We have a new challenge up.....won't you come over and play! We'd love to see your creations!

I'm beginning to think about Christmas...past and present! I just finished this layout from Caleb's 1st Christmas!  I used a free template from a sketch challenge at the digichick....and a super cute new kit called A Time of Wonder also at the digichick!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Been Digi scrappin!

I did this layout for the first challenge in Decembers log your memory book. Head on over to the site and get your book for the amazing prompts it gives you....I have a feeling I am going to be journaling a lot more using the log book!!

This was the template for this weeks sketch challenge over at tthe digichick....I was able to use some more photos from Emily's party on this one!

This one is for another prompt from the Log your memory book and I used a new kit I just picked up over at the it!!
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CPCM Sketch Tuesday!

Sketch 31 is up over at CPCM! It's a fun one this week and I made a little simple card with it.....

So head on over to CPCM and check out what everyone is making with the sketch!! See you over there!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Big news!!! I'm a Calendar Girl!!

I had to keep a secret all last week!!!! But now I can spill the is the big reveal!!!

I got asked to be on the Creative Team at Log Your Memory!!

Yes.....I am beyond amazed that I was picked out of a lot of other wonderful talented scrapbookers...I am still walking on air!!

All the Calendar girls are so talented and their work is going to inspire you ......please go over to the site and check out the new team and if you have not already.....get the log book!!!

It is so much more than just a planner....
It is going to be a huge help to me in planning pages and having a place to keep those memories I want to go back and scrap!

The forum is growing fast and everyone is friendly and helpful and we are having soooo much fun!!! So come hang out and I hope to see you over there!!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Welcome to the Friends of Faith Blog Hop!!!

Hi everyone I am so excited to be involved in this amazing Faith Inspired Bog Hop today!! You should be arriving at my blog from Dani's blog

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. "Ecc4:9-10a

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here: First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.

Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?

One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply  leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!

Today I have 2 projects to share with you. The first is a digital layout I actually did a while ago....but I had to share it because I used Ecc. 4:9-10 on it and that is our theme for today's blog hop!! This layout showcases the wonderful friendship two of my children have with each other.

My next project is a cute little card I made with the inkadoo stamp Sweet Friends, the paper is SEI and the base is bazzill kraft paper. I punched the butterflies with a Martha punch and embossed with clear powder.

Now it's time to move on to the next stop on our hop.....Thena at Delightfully Digital! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and come back and visit me some time!

May God be glorified through all we do every day!! Blessings to you!!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Two new layouts!! And a blog hop on Saturday!

This layout was for the template challenge over at the digichick, it was a really cool graphic template!!

I just finished this one for the journaling challenge at the digichick. The challenge was to make a list or use bullet points to tell something about yourself. I had seen this awesome paper layout by Laura Vegas and decided to make a digi version! I'm really happy with how it came out!!

And last I just want to remind you about the blog hop on Saturday!! There are over 70 faith based crafters participating in this amazing blog hop!! And yes there are prizes and give aways!! I will also be having a give away so make sure you stop by and leave a comment on my blog! Can't wait to see you then!!
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CPCM Sketch 30

Sketch 30 went up yesterday! And I was able to make a cute Christmas Card with it!

Here is the sketch.....

And here is the card I put together using it...I used the slice to cut out the holly cute!!

So head on over to CPCM and come play along with us! I would love to see what you create using my sketch!!

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

A new layout!

This photo was taken when we went out and took some shots for her 16th birthday. I did this for the scraplift challenge over at the digichicks. I liked fooling with the blending on this one! I'm off to work on some projects for my Etsy Shop!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

It's party time!!

Warning! Picture heavy post coming up!! I have been really busy this week getting stuff together for Emily's sweet 16 party this Saturday!! And of course that included creating some hybrid items and altered items!! If your coming to the party on Sat. don't look!!!

First I put together this really cool Birthday Bouquet! I copied  this from a baby shower one that was made and shared over at the digichick!! Real cute and super easy!! You can find the directions here .

Next I made these center pieces for the tables! They are also the thank you favors we will be giving out! All I did was take the clear icing bags and fill them with of Emily's fav candies! Tied them up with ribbon and a cute tag that says Thanks for sharing my special day! then I placed about 6 of them in a clear jar I picked up at the dollar store....I put black tissue paper in the botom. They will look like candy bouquets on the tables!

This is a journal I altered and it will sit on the gift table. We want everyone that attends to write Emily some words of wisdom in it.....then she will have a bit of wisdom from everyone at her party!

I am so excited to get to the hall and get it decorated and all ready......I'll take lots of pictures and come back and share all about it!!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Missing in Action!

Hi all, sorry I've been MIA lately....I've just been really busy!! I have some cards and layouts to share hope you enjoy!!

I did this one for this weeks sketch over at 52 sketches....I used all products from Scarlet Limes October kit...

Here are a couple of cards I made using this weeks sketch over at CPCM. I've been lazy about posting those sketches on the blog....I need to get back to doing that....hopefully next week!
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